Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "Nigerians abroad"

    Falana: 121 Nigerians killed in S’Africa yet FG isn’t proactive

Falana: 121 Nigerians killed in S’Africa yet FG isn’t proactive

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticsed the federal government for allegedly not taking steps to end the extrajudicial killing of Nigerians in South Africa.In a statement on Sunday, the lawyer said the government “has not gone beyond the regular condemnation” of the killings while also accusing the South African government of inaction.At least 121 Nigerians are reported to have [...]

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    Two Nigerian ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ jailed in UK over £1m fraud

Two Nigerian ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ jailed in UK over £1m fraud

Two Nigerians who operated a London-based cyber crime group have been jailed after reportedly stealing more than £1m.Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo, both 31, obtained thousands of business email addresses and passwords which they used to divert payments from companies to themselves, according to the UK National Crime Agency.They were said to have operated from south-east London and spent the [...]

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    FG unveils ‘killer’ of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

FG unveils ‘killer’ of Nigerian diplomat in Sudan

Habibu Almu, the Nigerian diplomat who was recently assassinated in Khartoum, Sudan, was murdered by a Sudanese of Nigerian origin, according to the ministry of foreign affairs.Tope Elia-Fatile, spokesman of the ministry, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.He said the suspect murdered Almu at his official quarters on Thursday.“Consequently, after several arrests and investigations by the [...]

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    Nigerian burnt to death in South Africa

Nigerian burnt to death in South Africa

A yet to be identified Nigerian has been killed in South Africa.Local media reported on Sunday that he died in Rustenburg after his vehicle was set ablaze by unknown persons.The South African police confirmed the incident but said they do not believe the incident was related to violent protests in the area.Two vehicles were set ablaze in two separate incidents [...]

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    Another batch of 257 Nigerians return from Libya

Another batch of 257 Nigerians return from Libya

A few hours after 144 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, 257 others have made it back home.The returnees arrived aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft at about 1.30 am on Thursday.Joseph Alabi, spokesperson for the Lagos airport police command, said they were assisted back to Nigeria by the International Organisation for Migration and the European Union."They comprised of 65 adult females, [...]

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    Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians have reportedly been killed within 48 hours in South Africa.A source close to the Nigerian community in the country told NAN that the first victim — Ikechukwu Edmond, aged 40 — was allegedly killed on November 11 while the second — Eluka Agu — was allegedly bitten to death on November 13.The source said the Edmond, a businessman [...]

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    Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

A London court has jailed five Nigerians for allegedly stealing £610,000 from business bank accounts.According to Newham Recorder, a UK newspaper, the Nigerians are Victor Oke, 39; Desmond Abifade, 25; Moses Kuye, 28; Melinda Mensah-Oke, 37; and Arinola Kuye, 27.Oke was said to have used stolen data provided by Abifade to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking.Prosecutors said after [...]

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    Nigerian students take Biafra battle to streets of India

Nigerian students take Biafra battle to streets of India

Some Nigerian students, who have different positions about the Biafra agitation, clashed openly in Hennur, an Indian town, on Sunday night.A Nigerian identified as Elvis Ohachosim was attacked while his car was set ablaze.According to the Times of India, the Sunday attack was in retaliation to Ohachosim attacking two Nigerian friends the previous day.On September 3, N Chigozie, a Nigerian had [...]

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    Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

The Nigerian mission in South Africa says it has protested the killing of Nigerians to the government of that country.Two Nigerians were recently killed by the South African police for allegedly being in possession of drugs.On August 30, Kingsley Ikeri, from Imo state, was allegedly killed by the police at Vryheid town, in KwaZulu Natal province while being interrogated for [...]

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    Thousands of Nigerian children at risk of deportation from US

Thousands of Nigerian children at risk of deportation from US

Thousands of Nigerian children in the US face possible deportation following the repealing of the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy by the country's president Donald Trump.DACA is an American immigration policy set up by the Barack Obama administration in 2012. It has protected nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.Thousands of Nigerian children immigrants [...]

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    Ex-Super Eagles player Sodje, brothers fingered in £80k fraud in UK

Ex-Super Eagles player Sodje, brothers fingered in £80k fraud in UK

Three UK-based Nigerian footballer brothers — Sam, Efe and Akpo Sodje — have been accused of helping to launder proceeds from fraud to the tune of £80,000 in four different countries.They were allegedly involved in laundering the money gotten from a scam which targeted firms in Colombia, India, Italy and Abu Dhabi, Daily Mail reports.Sam and Efe, who played for Nigeria at international [...]

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    Five children orphaned as cancer kills both parents

Five children orphaned as cancer kills both parents

Five Nigerian children based in England have lost their parents to bowel cancer.According to Daily Mail, Omena Ubiaro, father of the children between the ages of seven and 19 years, died on Monday morning - five weeks after Makeda, his wife, lost the battle to the disease.Ubiaro held on to life for three years after being diagnosed with Stage 4 bowel [...]

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    FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

The federal government is demanding the extradition of Jim-Daniels Nnah, a United States-based Nigerian, accused of defrauding two companies of $712,000.The request was made via a letter marked HAGF/Ext/08/14 and addressed to the US Department of Justice by Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney general of the federation (AGF).Nnah was said to have conned Environ-Aid Technologies Nigeria Limited and [...]

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    Nigerian, son convicted of $7m fraud in US

Nigerian, son convicted of $7m fraud in US

Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, a Nigerian accused of $7m fraud in the United States, has been convicted.The 34-year-old was found guilty by a federal court in Oregon on  a 19 count-charge of mail and wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.Michael Kazeem, his son, pleaded guilty to an indictment relating to the fraud and awaits sentencing.A jury in Medford returned the verdicts [...]

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    Britain hands life sentence to Nigerian who beat son to death

Britain hands life sentence to Nigerian who beat son to death

Marvyn Iheanacho, a Nigerian, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for beating his five-year-old son to death in Britain.Ihenacho reportedly descended on the child for losing his shoe.The 39-year-old was found guilty of murder at Woolwich crown court in London on Tuesday.British police said the child had sustained a deadly brain injury and internal bruising on his stomach in the [...]

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    US slams 235-year imprisonment on three Nigerians

US slams 235-year imprisonment on three Nigerians

A Mississippi court in the US has handed a 235-year jail term on three Nigerians for various online fraudulent activities.According to NAN, Oladimeji Ayelotan, 30, was sentenced to 95 years in prison; Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31, was handed 115 years, while Femi Alexander Mewase, 45, got 25 years behind bars.The Nigerians, who befriended many of their victims on dating sites, [...]

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